India to amend consumer protection law

August 17th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian government plans to amend the 25-year old Consumer Protection Act to make it more effective in the changed social and economic environment, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Grievances K.V. Thomas said Wednesday.

The government is considering further amendments in Consumer Protection Act, 1986 to make it more vibrant and effective, Thomas said after inaugurating newly constructed building of Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission here.

The minister said a dynamic society requires constant updating of existing laws to meet the welfare and development needs of the people.

To ensure speedy disposal of the cases at consumer dispute redressal fora, Thomas said the government has undertaken an e-governance initiative.

He emphasised on the need for an aggressive consumer awareness programmes.

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